Chocolate chunk share cookie is the perfect Christmas cookie to make! A giant cookie that easily serves 10 people, all for the effort of one! My kind of festive treat for sure. Not to mention the chocolate chunks dotting the crisp on outside, fudgy and chewy within cookie, drizzled with chocolate sauce and dulce de leche.
Christmas time you guys!! Woo hoo! And D’s 6th birthday is barely a fortnight away. My whole family is coming over for the birthday bash and staying all the way through Christmas. Cant wait for some quality time with the family. As much as I love cooking, fact is cooking for a large group of people can often seem daunting. Especially when you are celebrating special days and occasions. And kids birthday parties are no joke. We have theme, so many party favors to pack, decor to set up, menu to decide, invitation cards to be handed over to the guests, cake and dessert table to be thought of. The list just goes on and on.
When it comes to feeding a group, nothing beats this delightful chicken keema biriyani or our house favorite mustard crusted roast chicken with a delicious spicy orange sauce. And this giant Chocolate chunk share cookie. This cookie is the very essence of Christmas spirit. All about sharing, all about the communal feeling. And what celebrates that feeling more than a giant chocolate chunk cookie which the whole family can dig into for breakfast! No?? Certainly for midnight cravings then!!
The cookie recipe has been adapted from none other than Donna Hay and is absolutely fool proof. It resulted in the most brownie like cookie studded with chocolate chunks. The outer crust was crisp and the inside was fudgy and chewy. Studded with chocolate, drizzled with melted chocolate and a nice dollop of dulce de leche, this Chocolate chunk share cookie is everything my heart wants at the moment. Intensely chocolatey, rich and brownie like, I can visualise my family and the kids digging into this with total glee. Perfect Christmas morning right here for you folks. Who else wants a bite of this gorgeous Chocolate chunk share cookie?
Chocolate chunk share cookie
Chocolate chunk share cookie is the perfect Christmas cookie to make! A giant cookie that easily serves 10 people, all for the effort of one! My kind of festive treat for sure.
- 85 gms butter softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar dark (i use Tate & Lyle or Sprig's)
- 1/4 cup caster fine sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/8 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 50 gms chocolate chunk
- 50 gms nuts of choice
- melted milk + dark chocolate to drizzle
- dulce de leche to top
- vanilla ice cream optional
- 1 whole egg
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp ginger powder
Start by creaming the softened (NOT MELTED). Add the sugar to it and mix for some time. Then add in the egg, flour, baking powder, vanilla essence, cocoa powder and mix till it forms a dough. If you are adding nuts, add them now and give the dough a couple of good kneads.
Then line a 26 cm cake pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil or brush butter. Now press the dough into the prepared tin. Make sure the dough is even in all places. Press the chocolate chunks all over the dough.
Preheat the oven to 160C. Now place the tin in the oven and bake for 22 mins. Test and bake for a further 2-3 mins if needed. It should have typical cookie like browned edges. The skewer test wont work as the cookie continues to harden even after taking it out of the oven. Do not overbake this cookie.
Let it cook for 5 mins in the pan. Then gently remove it from the pan and peel off the parchment. Let it cool completely. Just before serving, drizzled some good quality melted chocolate and dulce de leche is desired. You can also also serve it with a glass of milk or some vanilla ice cream if desired.
The dough can be made ahead and frozen for upto 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before baking. You can also prepare this dough overnight and simply keep it chilled in the refrigerator. Let it come to room temperature on the counter and bake for Christmas (or even birthday, anniversary, Valentine, any random day your hearts want to) breakfast!
The baked cookie remains well for upto 7 days.